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The AAIWG has two chairs (co-chairs) from differing disciplines who share equal responsibility and authority.  Representatives of Maryland State Police and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems serve as the co-chairs.

The AAIWG is staffed by Co-Chairs Sgt. Travis Nelson (Maryland State Police) and Randy Linthicum (Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Systems Services), Counsel Dawn Luedtke (Office of the Attorney General), and Administrator Leesa Radja (Maryland State Police).  

With respect to membership, the cross-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional nature of the work of the AAIWG required representation from the following disciplines and organizations:

  • Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (Co-Chair)
  • Governor’s Office of Homeland Security*
  • Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services*
  • Maryland Department of Health*
  • Maryland Fire-Rescue Education and Training Commission*
  • Maryland Department of Emergency Management*
  • Maryland Center for School Safety*
  • Maryland State Department of Education*
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission*
  • Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissions
  • Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center
  • Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
  • Maryland Department of Disabilities
  • Office of the State Fire Marshal
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security**
  • U.S. Secret Service**
  • U.S. Department of Defense**
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Social Security Administration
Local / Private
  • Three representatives of local law enforcement departments:
    • Anne Arundel County Police Department
    • Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
    • Montgomery County Police Department
  • Three representatives of local emergency management agencies:
    • Western Maryland Emergency Management (a representative of Allegany, Garrett or Washington County)
    • Caroline County Department of Emergency Services
  • Three representatives of local fire/emergency medical services
    • Charles County Department of Emergency Services
    • Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services
    • Montgomery County Fire/EMS
  • Hospitals
    • Maryland Hospital Association
  • 9-1-1 / Public Safety Dispatch
    • Baltimore City 9-1-1
  • Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (ACLEA)

* Designates required participation by Executive Order 01.01.2018.08

** Designates participation requested by Executive Order 01.01.2018.08

Each organization listed above receives one vote on behalf of the organization.